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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Oct 8, 2010 6:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Brokedown?

6/8/77 doesn't have Phil or Brent adding any horrible backing vocals thus making it much more palatable.10/29/71 is very nice also but you have to listen to Phil sing,although he isn't as offensive as usual.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Oct 8, 2010 7:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Brokedown?

Personally, I think Phil's early singing added a lot to the harmonies -- really a key part of that early sound -- but even later ... often amusing, but "offensive"? Dang! Trying to make the ghost of Brent feel better after that other thread?!?

Anyway, Brokedown is interesting. Such a great example of the band's impossible-to-duplicate ability to have these long, slow, mellow-to-the-Nth-degree tunes that could be utterly riveting. Honestly, there's a real gutsiness to doing things that were so darned slow -- and yet somehow work. I've always thought it had something to do with the times; some kind of need for relief and deep breathing and just hanging out quietly after the electric koolaid wildness of the 60s. Somehow they had their "finger on the pulse" in a way that was both timely and timeless.

edit: Incidentally, just heard the 9/20/70. WOW. I'd never heard that show. I definitely learn more here than I add! Looking forward to checking out the other recs.

This post was modified by AltheaRose on 2010-10-09 02:54:10

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Poster: BVD Date: Oct 8, 2010 7:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Brokedown?

Look no further...American Beauty

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Poster: user unknown Date: Oct 8, 2010 8:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Brokedown?

+1 for the Am Beaut version...tough to beat that one

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Oct 8, 2010 8:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Brokedown?

ditto.

BTW, I want this played at my funeral. Love this tune.

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Poster: advokat Date: Oct 8, 2010 9:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Brokedown?

A friend's younger brother died of leukemia far too young. Family and friends sang this as we spread his ashes over the water - on land adjacent to the Hog Farm. It cuts deep.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 8, 2010 8:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Brokedown?

That's a fav for both CLIFFSTER and me...just hold back the tears for Rosalie, Rosey...just try.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Oct 8, 2010 8:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Brokedown?

And your 10/4/70 is astounding, too, in a very different way. I love the off-the-cuff, you-were-there rawness. And it proves my point about Phil's early singing. (Yeah, I know, different strokes for different folks, but some of us are right and some are wrong :-) )

Clearly I've got my listening cut out for me today -- and my forum babbling, too -- before I head off to the hills tomorrow for a while. Hmmm, what should I load on my iPod (at least until it runs out of juice)?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 8, 2010 10:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Brokedown?

Here's an earlier thread where it's mentioned, though I am not sure it's one of the detailed ones on the night, you might get a kick out of what some of the old timers have to say so long ago (feels like it anyhow):

http://www.archive.org/post/116471/love-that-dirty-water-boston-youre-my-home-dead-related

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Oct 9, 2010 10:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Brokedown?

Phil's vocal contributions to the 60's/70's were flat and loud to the detriment of an already shaky vocal mix usually resulting in the horror that are GD "harmonies".As for his later contributions they are so bad as to be unprofessional.Do it in the Road,Tom Thumb Blues and the rest are just an embarrassment.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 9, 2010 2:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Brokedown?

Not in the studio...AmBea/Work prove that...and a few times he pulled it off live (shows close to the studio sessions of 1970; practice makes perfect, or at least, improvement in Phil's case).

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Oct 10, 2010 4:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Brokedown?

For at least the first five years Phil's vocals were a crucial part of the Grateful Dead vocal mix. It would have been to the detriment of the bands 'sound' if they hadn't been there.

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